Our Practice Educator Course
When social work students are on their placement, practice educators take responsibility for the social work student’s learning and assessment and makes the recommendation regarding the student’s competence to the practice assessment panels and the examination boards.
Being heavily involved in the student’s practice education, means that they are being supported to learn not only from the practice educator and professionals they are working with, but also, people with lived experience of social work.
The course consists of two units;
Enabling Work Based Learning (EWBL – Unit 1) and Supervising a Learner in Practice (SLP – Unit 2).
By the end of the first unit, successful candidates will have developed the skills and confidence to contribute to the learning and assessment of a range of work-based learners and take full responsibility for the learning and assessment of a first placement social work student (or equivalent).
By the end of the second unit, successful candidates will have fully developed the skills, knowledge and confidence to take a leading role in supporting and assessing workplace learning including the assessment of qualifying and / or post-qualified professional learners at all levels and stages of study.
How to Apply
Students whose fees are to be paid by their employer should follow their employers application procedures prior to applying online. Anyone who is paying their own fees should apply through Wozzad the online booking system.
Links to Wozzad:
Enabling Work Based Learning
Level 6 – https://www.applycpd.com/BU/courses/112195?courseId=112195&tabId=27
Level 7 –https://www.applycpd.com/BU/courses/112196?courseId=112196&tabId=27
Supervising a Learner in Practice
Level 6 – https://www.applycpd.com/BU/courses/112190?courseId=112190&tabId=27
Level 7 – https://www.applycpd.com/BU/courses/112123?courseId=112123&tabId=27
Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS)
BASW England has developed refreshed standards to promote the development, and awareness, of Professional Standards in Social Work Education within the social work profession and with people with lived experience of social work.
It is hoped that this document will be used to promote the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) and lead to a wider understanding of the role of the practice educator (PE) by students, employers and anyone involved in practice education.
Dr Louise Oliver – Unit Lead Practice Education – LOliver@bournemouth.ac.uk
Thomasin Wills – Programme Support Officer – email@example.com